The Jamboree Goes 100% Urban in 2016 – Quebec City.
Québec, Thursday September 24, 2015 – After 16 years of FIS World Cups, a World Championship and 10 editions of the famous snowboard festival, the Jamboree presented by Vidéotron Mobile undergoes a makeover. The organizers of the event have decided to focus on the urban appeal of the sport by hosting the event solely in downtown Québec. Running from February 12 to 14, 2016 at Québec City’s Îlot Fleurie. The Jamboree is once again a sanctioned event on the World Snowboard Tour and will feature the famous Big Air World Cup event where athletes will compete for both FIS and TTR points.
Maxence Parrot is in!
Canadian Olympian, Maxence Parrot, has already confirmed his presence. The 2014 X- Games winner in both Slopestyle and Big Air (who also ranked 5th in slopestyle at Sochi) is thrilled to compete at the Jamboree “I’m happy to confirm that I will be in Québec for the World Cup, and even more happy to be able to bring my Big Air expertise to the organizers” said Parrot while in Québec City this after-noon. Indeed, the rider from Bromont will be collaborating with the organizing committee with regards to the Big Air’s construction plans. Home-
grown rider Audrey McManiman will also take part in the competition for a second year in a row.
Québec, a pioneer in Big Air competitions
Québec has been a pillar of Big Air events by hosting Big Air World Cups for seven straight years in Québec City, plus two more editions in 2002 and 2003 in Stoneham. “Québec has made a tremendous contribution to the development of this sport and to its admission to the Olympic Games” says FIS race director Roberto Moresi. New this year, athletes will be participating in a Big Air World Cup in Boston one week before the Québec event. An
additional chance for riders to collect more valuable FIS and TTR points.” With the FIS international schedule being
very busy this year and with the introduction of Big Air to the Olympic Games, we chose to focus our efforts on a single event, the Big Air World Cup, with that in mind that we want to add freeski to our World Cup event as of 2017”, said Patrice Drouin, president of Gestev.
Program to come
The 3-day event will present an eclectic array of programming, making more room for freeski. As a result, the Snowboard Jamboree will now be simply called the Jamboree. Loads of fun are on the agenda with the return of Stairsmasters video contest with a freeski component, the involvement of IF3, shows, exhibitions and more. The complete program will be released in the coming months.
Details to come via the www.snowjamboree.com